Christmas In These 10 Ohio Towns Looks Like Something From A Hallmark Movie
There’s no better place to be than small-town Ohio during the holidays. We’re quite fortunate to have so many Ohio Christmas towns. Our parks light up with Christmas cheer, carolers fill the shopping centers and our Main Streets are lined with Christmas trees. The following are 10 towns in Ohio you need to visit this season. Each one offers plenty of Christmas cheer and something unique to locals and visitors alike. It’s like something straight out of a Hallmark movie—and for a moment you’ll feel like you’re in one.
Have you been to any of these Ohio Christmas towns during the holiday season? What other towns in Ohio look straight out of a Hallmark movie during the holidays? Share your thoughts and experiences with us!
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December 13, 2019
Where is the best Christmas town in Ohio?
It’s difficult to determine the best Christmas town in Ohio. Christmas in Ohio is magical in nearly every small town and big city. The Hallmark Channel named Portsmouth, Ohio its Hometown Christmas Town for 2019. It features a month-long Winterfest, complete with ice skating, Christmas lights, snow tubing, and local vendors. Other towns that go all out for the season that aren’t listed above include Medina, Delaware, Lebanon, and many more.
Where should I go to celebrate Christmas in Ohio?
Aside from indulging in small-town Christmas charm in Ohio and visiting Ohio Christmas villages, there are also several holiday-themed train rides you can take in the Buckeye State. The Santa Claus Express and the Polar Express at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad are especially popular. You can even board The North Pole Express in Findlay, which is a quarter-scale train that takes you through a Christmas lights display. The Santa Train at the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is another popular option.
Where are the best Christmas lights displays in Ohio?
There are several Ohio Christmas lights displays that are worth a road trip. Some of the most popular drive-thru displays include Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights in Delaware and Light Up Middletown in Middletown. The are also several displays you can walk through, including Christmas at Kingwood in Mansfield and the Akron Zoo Wild Lights. Ohio’s major cities feature zoo lights as well. Be sure to check out the Wild Lights at the Columbus, Cincinnati, and Toledo zoos.
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April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.